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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

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Address: 6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-941 8999
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At the heart of Christchurch's reputation as the Garden City, the Gardens...

At the heart of Christchurch's reputation as the Garden City, the Gardens are a place of ever-changing beauty. Showcasing flora and fauna of New Zealand and other parts of the world, the Gardens feature one of the finest collections of exotic and local plants in New Zealand.

With more than 1.1 Million visitors each year the Botanic Gardens are one of the Christchurch's most popular and well-loved attractions.

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A great place to roam around and enjoy peace and beauty. We visit often and love to see the seasonal changes. There is always a different gnarly tree to notice, a new flower... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

A great place to roam around and enjoy peace and beauty. We visit often and love to see the seasonal changes. There is always a different gnarly tree to notice, a new flower with vibrant colour. A joy to see families out enjoying the gardens whatever the season

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent the whole day strolling thru the garden and couldn't get enough of it..Amazing place, rare trees and hybrid flowers. It even has a restaurant within so that you don't need to break your journey..

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My son and I often bike down to the gardens just great walks the river a paddling pool indoor outdoor plants grab a ice cream go for a trip up the river do it yourself in a kayak or be punted. Take a pick nick a great cheap day of fun in the sun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I took a 2 year old boy,he had such fun: swishing through Autumn leaves, watching the ducks, (even some babies) in the pond & the playground which has equipment well suited to younger & less confident children. Fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I used 2 live 1/2 block away from these gardens in 1989-1990. I would go there 2 write letters or journal or draw n meditate. There were so many beautiful n peaceful areas 2 choose from. The gardens are world class b are superbly tended n clean. The plant life is very diverse n there are many unusual varieties you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great gardens to visit within the gardens. All very different and unique. Good place for an ice-cream with the kids down at the pool and park, or enjoying lunch at the new ilex cafe in the middle of the park.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we had an event in the garden event center, just brilliant place ,staff ,atmosphere 10/10 would highly recommend to everyone wanting to hold a "party/business organisation"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must do is to have a coffee at the cafe in the middle. The stunning new building is worth a visit and the food, coffee and surrounding are spot on !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An ideal venue for both young & old to enjoy Mothers Day. Plenty of space for play, plenty walks or plants/trees to view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved watching the babies on the lush grass without fear of bulky ant bites! Lots of families picbicing...fountains and paddle pools, cafe, just lovely

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